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Town Council

Town council is composed of seven individuals (Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors) who serve for a four-year term. The current Council was elected in the fall of 2013 the next election is in the fall of 2017. It is Council’s responsibility to oversee the Town’s policy development and ensure, through the Chief Administrative Officer, that policy is implemented by the Town’s Administration. Council also sets the annual operating and capital budgets and sit on a number of boards and committees.

On this page:

Upcoming Meetings
Presenting to Council
Council News
Audio Recordings of Meetings

Current Council

From left; Councillor Colin Needham, Councillor Byron Schamehorn, Councillor Orren Ford, Mayor Tom Tarpey, Deputy Mayor Elain Manzer, Councillor Johanna Downing, and Councillor Don Good.
TitleNamePhoneEmail
MayorTom Tarpey780-624-7070ttarpey@peaceriver.ca
Deputy MayorElaine Manzer780-624-3988emanzer@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorJohanna Downingjdowning@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorOrren Ford780-625-7008oford@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorDon Gooddgood@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorColin Needham780-624-1765cneedham@peaceriver.ca
CouncillorByron Schamehornbschamehorn@peaceriver.ca

Council Meetings

Regular Meetings of Town Council take place on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, working policy meetings, called Governance and Priorities meetings, meet on the first Monday of each month.
All meetings are open to the public and commence at 5:00 pm in Council Chambers, unless otherwise noted.
Meeting updates are posted live during the meeting via Twitter under the hashtag #YPEcouncil

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • Town Council – Regular Meeting

    February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

  • Town Council – Governance & Priorities

    March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, happening 9 times

    One event on January 3, 2018 at 5:00pm

  • Town Council – Regular Meeting

    March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

  • Town Council – Regular Meeting

    March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

    An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 15, 2018

  • Town Council – Governance & Priorities

    April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenting to Council

During each meeting there is a designated time for public comments scheduled towards the end. During that time members of the public are invited to comment (up to ten minutes in length) on a topic of discussion listed on the meetings agenda. Additionally, you can request that a discussion item be brought before Council, to inquire about bringing an item before Council either as a presentation or as a request for discussion please contact the Executive Assistant to the CAO and Council via the form below or by calling 780-624-2574. All requests must be received before noon on the Wednesday preceding the Council meeting you wish to present at.

Please note all items submitted to Council are public. Council meetings are voice recorded and published.

Council News

99th Street Slide Remediation

(Pictured above: equipment gathers on site to begin work on Feb. 8, 2018) 99th Street Slide Remediation Federal and Provincial ...
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Deadline for First Quarter Council Grants Applications

Deadline for First Quarter Council Grants Applications The Town of Peace River is now accepting applications under Council Grants, Donations, ...
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Statement on Funding For New Clinic

Statement on Funding For New Clinic January 17, 2018 Healthcare provision is vital for a community, in Peace River, regional ...
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Council Newswire: December 11, 2017

Town Council December 11, 2017, regular meeting Significant updates from the December 11 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council ...
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Agendas & Minutes

By following the link above you can access council agendas and minutes from the most recent, to as far back at the year 2000, more will be made available as they are digitized. Recent agendas and minutes are posted the Thursday before each regular council meeting.

Audio Recordings


*Please note: due to a technical issue the recording from June 27, 2016 is unavailable.